PDP 2017-2022 to be released next month: NEDA

By Philippine News Agency

The comprehensive blueprint for integrated development of the country in the next six years will be released to the public next month, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

MB FILE -Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director- General Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia gestures during a press briefing held at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on August 23, 2016. (Photo by Richard V. Viñas) / MANILA BULLETIN MB FILE -Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director- General Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia (Photo by Richard V. Viñas) / MANILA BULLETIN

This is the first medium-term development plan anchored on a long-term vision called AmBisyon Natin 2040 and takes off from the Duterte administration’s 0-10 point Socioeconomic Agenda.

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia, who chairs the recent Plan Steering Committee, said NEDA intends to complete the PDP by January 31, and present it to the NEDA Board for final approval within the second week of February.

“This PDP fleshes out the President’s priority socioeconomic agenda. Importantly, it is about laying the foundations for AmBisyon Natin 2040, which articulates the Filipino people’s shared aspirations for the country. As such, it is about nation-building. And we appreciate the perseverance and patience of all agencies involved in the crafting of our nation’s development plan for the next six years,” said Pernia.

The plan has seven parts, divided into 22 chapters, which include: Introduction (with Overview and Framework), Enhancing the Social Fabric (Malasakit), Reducing Inequality in Economic Development Opportunities (Pagbabago), Increasing Potential Economic Growth (Kaunlaran), Enabling and Supportive Economic Environment, Foundations for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, and Moving Forward.